Podiatrists

Glen Whittaker 

BPod (Hons) BArts (Psych)

Provider number - 4479246T

Consultation Times

      Friday              8 am - 12 noon

 Saturday          9 am - 1 pm

Glen is an experienced podiatrist who graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Podiatry with First Class Honours. Glen is also an Associate Lecturer and PhD Candidate, who is researching optimal treatments for plantar fasciitis (heel spurs). Glen also holds a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in psychology from the University of Queensland.

 

In his Associate Lecturer role, Glen teaches a variety of subjects including musculoskeletal foot and ankle pathology, clinical biomechanics, introductory clinical skills, and coordinates two clinical subjects. This role has allowed Glen to develop well-rounded skills in a variety of areas, particularly the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal foot and ankle conditions.

 

Clinically, Glen enjoys all aspects of podiatric medicine, including sporting and musculoskeletal injuries, biomechanical assessments, orthotics, ingrown toenail surgery, diabetes assessment, paediatrics and managing skin and nail conditions. Glen has a specific interest in the management of plantar fasciitis and heel pain. Glen is a member of the Australian Podiatry Association and a Non-medical Member of the Australian Rheumatology Association.

 

Publications

 

Whittaker, G. A., Munteanu, S., Menz, H. B., Tan, J., Rabusin, C., Landorf, K., (2017). Foot orthoses for plantar heel pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicinehttp://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2017/09/21/bjsports-2016-097355

Cotchett, M. P., Lennecke, A., Medica, V. G., Whittaker, G. A., Bonanno, D. R., (2017). The association between pain catastrophising and kinesiophobia with pain and function in people with plantar heel pain. The Foot. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foot.2017.03.003

Conference Poster. Whittaker, G. A., Munteanu, S. E., Menz. H. B., Tan, J. Rabusin, C., Landorf, K. B., (2017). Effectiveness of foot orthoses for plantar heel pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20, e40. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2017.01.112

Whittaker, G. A., Munteanu, S. E., Menz, H. B., Elzarka, A., Landorf, K. B. (2017). Corticosteroid injections compared to foot orthoses for plantar heel pain: protocol for the SOOTHE heel pain randomised trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, 5, 1-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conctc.2016.11.003

Cotchett, M. P., Whittaker, G.A., Erbas, B. (2015). Psychological variables associated with foot function and foot pain in patients with plantar heel pain. Clinical Rheumatology, 34(5), 957-964. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10067-014-2565-7

  

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Sophie Ryan 

BPod

Provider number - 4379985A

Consultation Times

 

Monday           8 am - 5 pm

 Tuesday          10 am - 7 pm

Wednesday     9 am - 6 pm

  Thursday        10 am - 7 pm

     Friday             1 pm - 5 pm     

 

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Sophie has a Bachelor of Podiatry from La Trobe University. Since graduating, Sophie has developed her experience in a variety of settings including multidisciplinary family practices and a private podiatry clinic focussing on elite athletes. In addition, Sophie has been afforded the opportuinty to work alongside a Foot and Ankle Surgeon in Boulder, Colorado, where she gained invaluable experience conservatively managing patients to prevent surgery.

 

Sophie is a sub-elite long distance runner who regularly competes in State and National competitions. Over the last 10 years Sophie has been mentored by leading running coaches in Australia and the U.S. gaining an extensive knowledge of running technique and biomechanics. As a result, Sophie is well placed to provide high level advice regarding running technique and managing running related lower limb pathology. Sophie enjoys assisting athletes of all abilities to achieve their athletic goals by writing training programs to allow a smooth transition from injury to competition. Sophie motivates and guides people to live a healthy and active life, and manage foot injuries that may prevent this.  

 

Sophie is interested in all areas of podiatry including musculoskeletal complaints of the lower limb and foot, orthotic therapy, biomechanical assessments, paediatric podiatry, assessment and management of diabetes related foot pathology, and managing nail and skin conditions.

 

Sophie is a member of the Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM) and Sports Medicine Australia (SMA).